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"Sometimes I don't go to school because the pain is so bad, but I like not going because then I don't get laughed at by other students. My granny tells me every time I feel pain that one day I will be healed. But there are so many times I do not b… Read more
"Sometimes I don't go to school because the pain is so bad, but I like not going because then I don't get laughed at by other students. My granny tells me every time I feel pain that one day I will be healed. But there are so many times I do not believe her," Marrium confides in us.
Marrium is here at CURE Malawi seeking treatment for her bowed leg. "When my granddaughter started school, a few weeks later, I noticed that her left leg was not a straight as the other one. I did not bother to take her to the hospital thinking it will correct by itself," Marrium's grandmother Hawa remembers. Trusting that things will sort themselves out, Marrium has never been treated and she now feels a lot of pain when she walks. Eventually the pain and mocking led to her dropping out of school.
One day when Marrium was walking with friends, a stranger stopped her. He asked her to take him to her parents. It was a weird request, but something led Marrium to trust this man. It turns out he was from the local hospital and he told Hawa about us here at CURE Malawi. God works in strange ways sometimes. Thankfully Marrium and Hawa heeded this mans advice and are now here and being scheduled for surgery! Please keep this young woman in your prayers as she starts on this grand adventure!
"Thandy, my book is full can I have another one?" This is the question Storyteller Thandy faces each time he visits Marrium. At this moment, Marrium is not allowed to move around to give her leg the rest it needs to heal up. Because of this, Marrium is glued to bed and we are trying our best to keep her distracted from being bored and in pain. The doctors said Marrium is getting much better and hopefully soon she will be able to move around again!
Marrium has made more friends who she has been sharing her coloring supplies with! We're not sure which she loves more, coloring or sharing! We tried to introduce to her new crafts like making cards, but she prefers coloring her flowers and we love what she makes! It is so pretty! We just need to get more books for her and crayons. Medically, her wound is doing so much better. Thank you so much for your prayers and support!
Marrium is feeling down today but she still shared her best smile. She had her vacuum and bandages changed in a nice, simple procedure and it's still doing it's job, sucking up all the dead and infected cells! Kind of gross, but also super important!
Marrium continues to get so much better! This morning our medical team encouraged Marrium to keep her leg elevated so that it does not swell up. On Monday, Marrium will have another vacuum change. Please continue to pray for Marrium and her mother as she there is a lot going on at the moment!
Marrium has not been able to leave her bed due to the vacuum that she is attached to (seen on the right side of this photo). However, she has been having tons of fun coloring! Today we had to provide her with more crayons and a new book to work on as she blew through the last set. Our doctors said they will soon have to change the bandages on her leg and they're going to take her into the OR to do in order not to cause her too much pain. Please continue praying for sweet Marrium!
Marrium has a medical vacuum attached to her leg now. This will help to suck out the dead cells which would have caused more pain and furthered infected. Please continue to pray for her. Today Marrium has been working on her coloring and her mom was so impressed with how her daughter finds joy and hope in arts! Our Spiritual team provided Marrium with the coloring books and crayons to help keep her busy and not focused on her leg.
Today Marrium is going to OR to have a small procedure done on her leg. The doctors have noticed that her surgical wound is too "wet" so they're going to drain it. As you might expect, Marrium is not too happy about this, but we know it is the best for her so that her leg heals well. Please pray for her as this all goes down!
Selfie time! Marrium loves taking photos with her friends and today she took so many, she ran out of space on her mother's phone. She's feeling a whole lot better now that she has the back-slab cast on. Thank you for taking the time to pray for her!
Marrium trip to the OR went well. The doctors had a look around and everything was as it should be. They cleaned her surgical site and then put a back-slab cast on Marrium's leg. Basically this is a plaster brace made for the back of Marrium's leg that uses bandages to bind her leg to the brace. This just allows space for Marrium's leg to expand and shrink as it swells a little bit during the healing process!
Thank you so much for your prayers! Marrium will need more encouragement and prayers today as she is going to the OR again. The doctors noticed some abnormalities inside her cast and they need to check her surgical wound. The problems started last night as Marrium wasn't sleeping well and her pain was increasing which is very unusual. Thankfully she's here at CURE Malawi where we can check what is going on right away!
Marrium's operation was successfully done! We are so grateful for the prayers and support you have offered. Marrium is on full bed rest with her newly straight left leg! Please continue to pray for her as sleep is proving difficult as she adjusts to having her leg in a giant cast.
Great news! Marrium's fever went down and her sickness cleared up last night so she is going in for surgery today! The doctors are going to straighten her leg right out and while it's exciting, you can see on her face she is pretty nervous. Please join us in praying for strength for Marrium and wisdom for the surgeons.
Today Marrium started to explore the hospital a little and found the playroom! She got to join some of the other patients and caretakers in some playtime and educational lessons. On the medical front, Marrium has a slight fever which is delaying her surgery. The doctors say she can have her surgery as soon as her fever goes down and this little sickness clears up! Please join us in praying this happens soon.
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